Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, left, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas., pose for a photo at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday evening, March 15, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nearly 36 hours after it started, the bipartisan road trip has ended and the two Texas congressmen are back at work in Washington. (AP Photo/Mary Clare Jalonick)
Unable to get a flight back to snowed-in Washington, D.C., Texas Congressmen Will Hurd, a Republican from Helotes, and Beto O’Rourke, an El Paso Democrat, who did a veterans’ event together in San Antonio on Monday, decided to drive together to D.C. – a trip about 1,500 miles and 24 hours long.
BIPARTISAN ROAD TRIP: Because of the winter storm U.S. Representative Will Hurd and I are renting a car this morning and...
They then stopped at Tantra Coffeehouse in San Marcos, and then headed for Austin, where they pulled over by the University of Texas to do a live spot on MSNBC, where they were asked what would be the ideal pairing for a Texas-to-D.C. road trip like the one they were on.
They passed on the suggestion that came through on O’Rourke’s Facebook livestream — Reps. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, and Shelia Jackson Lee, D-Houston.